Ernst & Young´s Josephine Bush and James Close share their insights on the role and impact that tax is having on corporate sustainability.
Although the sustainability movement has only gathered significant momentum in recent decades, its history can be traced back further than most executives realize.
Masato Mizuno, Chairman of the Japanese sports manufacturer Mizuno Corporation, is strongly committed to environmental protection – in sports as well as in business.
ANIMATION: Tax is now forming an increasingly important part of international efforts toward more sustainable business practices.
Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, the Spanish Secretary for Climate Change, on the importance of an energy policy incorporating a strong commitment to smart energy use.
Sourcing strategies that minimize the environmental and social impact on communities and ecosystems are becoming increasingly widespread.
Alternative energies and clean technology have seen a boom in spending over the past decade. Although much more is needed in the future, the sector is gathering momentum.
In fact, it looks increasingly likely that there will be no legally binding replacement for Kyoto by the time it expires.
Continued uncertainty over feed-in tariffs and the price of carbon may be slowing investment in renewable energy projects, as investors await greater clarity.
In the coming decade, water scarcity will drive firms to rethink their operations and supply chains, and force countries to consider how they compete.
The days when companies could focus exclusively on the needs of investors are numbered. In a sustainability context, companies must strike a more careful balance between the expectations of a broad range of stakeholders.
Around the world, governments are applying a broad range of taxes and incentives to encourage changes in corporate behavior.
Sustainability is a key strategic imperative and a potential source of competitive advantage.
Fashion firms like Pepe Jeans are changing their methods of production to better address the environmental concerns of customers.
Bernhard Simon, CEO of international logistics firm Dachser, tells T Magazine how the company combines environmental awareness with a focus on economic and social goals.
Cleantech is often seen as the next frontier for cost reductions and revenue growth. Key is ensuring tax directors and CFOs fully understand these potential opportunities and impacts.
In the face of mounting pressure to be transparent, a growing number of companies are choosing to report on sustainability. Data-rich reports can help firms improve stakeholder trust and increase operational efficiency.
Sustainability has moved from being a “nice to have” to a “must have” for today’s business leaders. There is now a recognition that sustainability is not just good for reputation; it is also good for business.